Pomphlett Primary School

Pear Tree Infant and

Walbrook Nursery School


New Arrivals

The New Communities Achievement Team (NCAT) works with Derby City schools, partners and voluntary organisations to support integration of EAL New Arrival families and children in Derby.


We support:

  • Asylum seekers and refugees
  • Roma from Central and Eastern Europe
  • pupils who are new arrivals and who  speak English as an additional language (EAL)


We offer:

  • advice, guidance and support with meeting the needs of New Arrival  EAL pupils
  • support for initial language assessment
  • one-to-one and group / language/curriculum support for EAL new arrivals
  • support for EAL pupils at risk of exclusion
  • development of classroom teaching strategies including differentiation, planning and modelling of lessons
  • customised in-school training
  • home school liaison support
  • attendance monitoring
  • interpreting /translation service provision
  • guidance for working with parents of new arrival  EAL pupils
  • parents' surgery for EAL new arrival parents at Rosehill Children's Centre
  • GCSE support in community languages.


We seek to:

  • facilitate the inclusion of  EAL pupils
  • enhance the progress of targeted pupils
  • support schools in raising standards
  • support schools in improving attendance
  • increase professional awareness of and ability to address issues impacting  EAL newly arrived pupils
  • ensure that inclusion and access remains at the forefront of our work.


Contact Details:


Adam Repesa - New Communities Achievement Team Manager

New Communities Achievement Team

Rosehill Children's Centre

The Big Building

17-19 Lowerdale Road


DE23 6WY

Phone: 01332 641305

Ewa Wolinska is part of the New Communities Achievement Team, providing family support to our school community.  Ewa attends Pear Tree Infant School on Tuesdays and Fridays 9am - 12pm, no appointment is necessary.  Ewa can be contacted at other times by calling the school office on 01332 767244 or the NCAT team on 01332  641305.